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Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.


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by Mark Twain
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (dramatic reading) by Mark Twain. Read in English by a full cast. Growing up on the banks of the Mississippi river, a mischievous boy named Tom Sawyer spends his days getting into one scrape after another. Tom's constant cleverness, superstition, trickery, and daring make him a handful to raise, and his Aunt Polly declares that she has "never seen the beat of that boy!" Tom is essentially good-hearted, however, but when he is witness...
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by Mary Elizabeth Hawker
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LibriVox recording of Mademoiselle Ixe by Mary Elizabeth Hawker. Read in English by David Wales This is a story by the English writer Mary Elizabeth Hawker (1848-1908) entitled Mademoiselle Ixe, by[pseudonym] Lanoe Falconer. The manuscript had been previously rejected by many publishers. The heroine is a governess in an English country house. The mystery is cleverly handled, and the artistic treatment showed a delicacy and refinement which were uncommon in English writers of short stories. The...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, england, nineteenth century, literary fiction, russian emigres, country house
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by Jack London
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LibriVox recording of The Road by Jack London. Read in English by Barry Eads. Jack London credited his skill of story-telling to the days he spent as a hobo learning to fabricate tales to get meals from sympathetic strangers. In The Road, he relates the tales and memories of his days on the hobo road, including how the hobos would elude train crews and his travels with Kelly’s Army. - Summary by Barry Eads. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, memoirs, tramps, trains, vagrancy, USA
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by Ring Lardner
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LibriVox recording of Gullible's Travels, Etc. by Ring Lardner. Read in English by Winston Tharp Humorous stories of social climbing in America's "classless" society. - Summary by Winston Tharp For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (108MB)
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, satire, Chicago, social climbing, short stories/single author collections
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LibriVox recording of Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) (version 3) by Jerome K. Jerome. Read in English by Nick Bulka A humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. The three men are based on Jerome himself (the narrator J.) and two real-life friends, George Wingrave (who would become a senior manager in Barclays Bank) and Carl Hentschel (the founder of a London printing business, called Harris in the book),...
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by Arthur T. Pierson
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LibriVox recording of George Müller of Bristol by Arthur T. Pierson. Read in English by Dave Harrell George Muller was a great hero of faith. His greatest aim was to demonstrate that God answers prayer and can be trusted for every minute detail of life. Spending countless hours asking God to provide his needs, he only relied upon God. God called him to care for orphans and he conducted his orphanage in the same way, on faith alone. When a certain need was apparent, they would immediately go to...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, religion, Christianity, faith, prayer, biography
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by Carolyn Wells
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LibriVox recording of Deep Lake Mystery by Carolyn Wells. Read in English by Roger Melin Imagine, if you will, a murder committed in a sealed room. A room which has been sealed from the inside, that is, with no possible means of exit, excepting a dangerous plunge through a window into a deep, foreboding lake with swirling eddies and rocks abound. Add to that image a wreath of flowers around the head and across the chest of the victim, a crucifix, an orange, a feather scarf tucked in here and...
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by Cyrus Townsend Brady
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LibriVox recording of Recollections of a missionary in the great west by Cyrus Townsend Brady. Read in English by David Wales Brady was a journalist, historian, adventure writer, and Episcopal priest. As a priest he spent some time on the American frontier as a missionary. “…the experiences are personal and actually occurred as they are set down, to the best of my recollection…. Only one story was ‘made up’ for the occasion, and that combines several actual incidents. I hope that this...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Christianity, biography, memoir, frontier, West, episcopalian
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by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
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LibriVox recording of Kari the Elephant by Dhan Gopal Mukerji. Read in English by Adrian Praetzellis The adventures of an Indian boy and his beloved elephant. Born near Calcutta, Mukerji won the Newbury Medal for children's fiction. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, animals, India, elephant stories
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by Paul H. Ringer
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LibriVox recording of Clinical Medicine For Nurses by Paul H. Ringer. Read in English by Bellona Times The basics of clinical medicine for nurses in WWI-era America from a series of lectures by the author, an Asheville, NC physician. - Summary by BellonaTimes For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, nursing, reference, wwi-era
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LibriVox recording of A Texas Cowboy; Or Fifteen Years on the Hurricane Deck of a Spanish Pony by Charles A. Siringo. Read in English by David Wales Charles A. Siringo was an American lawman, detective, and agent for the Pinkerton National Detective Agency during the late 19th century and early 20th century…. After taking part in several cattle drives, Siringo stopped herding to settle down, get married (1884), and open a merchant business in Caldwell, Kansas. He began writing a book,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, United States, Texas, nineteenth century, picaresque, cowboy, coming of age,...
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by Nessmuk
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LibriVox recording of Woodcraft by Nessmuk. Read in English by Phil Schempf George Washington Sears, who many know better by his pen name "Nessmuk", was an outdoor writer during the last half of the 19th century, writing most often for the magazine "Field and Forest", the predecessor of today's "Field and Stream". "Woodcraft" is his book for "outers" with his tips on how to "smooth it" rather than rough it in the woods. Although some...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, camping, nessmuk, canoeing, wilderness travel
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by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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LibriVox recording of The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim. Read in English by Tom Weiss A beautiful, intelligent young woman – is she a traitorous spy or a patriot? An aristocratic soldier permanently injured during the war – is he a patriot or is there more to him than meets the eye? A clandestine meeting on a beach – espionage or peace movement? (Summary by Tom Weiss) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats...
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by Percival Christopher Wren
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LibriVox recording of Cupid in Africa by Percival Christopher Wren. Read in English by Kevin Green. Bertram Greene, brilliant student, aesthete, intellectual and shy, decides to make his military father proud of him at last and joins the colonial Indian Army Reserve as a second Lieutenant at the start of Great War. Feeling a complete fish out of water, he is dispatched to India without any training whatsoever, and is expected to take charge of a company of native soldiers. He is then posted to...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, humor, adventure, humour, africa, WW1, World War One, action, british army
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by Sewell Peaslee Wright; Captain S. P. Meek; Arthur J. Burks; Murray Leinster; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Tom Curry
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 07, July 1930 by Sewell Peaslee Wright; Captain S. P. Meek; Arthur J. Burks; Murray Leinster; Harl Vincent; Charles W. Diffin; Tom Curry. Read in English by ScottReyonoldsVoice; Atmor; Mike Pelton; Robert Dixon; Jason Mills; Tommy Howell Issue seven of this seminal science-fiction magazine - Summary by Annise For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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by Ray Cummings; Murray Leinster; Charles W. Diffin
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LibriVox recording of Astounding Stories 06, June 1930 by Ray Cummings; Murray Leinster; Charles W. Diffin. Read in English by KHand; Tommy Howell; Mike Pelton; Zachary Brewster-Geisz; Marty; Greg Giordano Issue six of this seminal science-fiction magazine concludes the Ray Cummings story "Brigands of the Moon", and continues Murray Leinster's "Murder Madness". In addition there are three short stories, by various authors, and a short novel by Charles W. Diffin - Summary by...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, adventure, science-fiction, space, pulp
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by H. G. Wells
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LibriVox recording of Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells. Read in English by Anthony Ogus The teaching profession, science and politics in late 19th century England. H.G.Wells’ humorous early novel, drawing on his own life, shows how these – as well as involvement in spiritualism – have to compete with love. - Summary by Anthony Ogus For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, fiction, satire, education, spiritualism, love
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by Alexander Whyte
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LibriVox recording of Bunyan Characters Volume I by Alexander Whyte. Read in English by Gary Ericson and MaryAnn Spiegel. This is the first volume of four which goes into the details of Characters from John Bunyan's books. This one is about characters of Pilgrims Progress. Summary by fiddlesticks. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, religious, John Bunyan, help, passion, Vanity Fair, charity, patience,...
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LibriVox recording of A Guide to Modern Cookery (Le Guide Culinaire) Part I: Fundamental Elements by Auguste Escoffier. (Translated by James B. Herndon.) Read in English by Marian Cervassi; JaneySpeaks; Ruth Golding; Malone; Joanne Rochon; KHand; Diana Majlinger. Le Guide Culinaire can be regarded as the ‘Bible’ of modern cooking. It was Escoffier's attempt to codify and streamline the French restaurant food of the day. The original text was printed for the use of professional chefs and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, cookery, recipes, food, cuisine, cooking, recipe, chef, gastronomy, kitchen
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by Ernest Thompson Seton
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LibriVox recording of The Biography of a Grizzly by Ernest Thompson Seton. Read in English by Phil Chenevert Wahb (meaning White Bear) is an orphaned Grizzly Bear who learns to respect his fears, fight for peace, and trust the healing powers of a stinky hot-spring. The story is aptly titled The Biography of a Grizzly because it is about the life of a Grizzly. Seton writes with a folksy tone that will enlighten children to the gore and war that Grizzly Bears endure. I thought it was fun to learn...
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by Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade
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LibriVox recording of Our Little German Cousin by Mary Hazelton Blanchard Wade. Read in English by Claudia Salto This book is part of the "Our Little Cousin" series, written for North American children to tell them about their 'cousins' from other parts of the world. Embark on a journey to 19th Century Germany with Bertha, Gretchen and Hans. They live in a toy-making village in the Black Forest. Learn about their work and customs; get to know facts and lore, hear about architecture,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Germany, children's life in other countries, little cousin series
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by Sara Ware Bassett
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LibriVox recording of The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett. Read in English by David Olson Mr. Clark and Donald spend a year out west at the Crescent Ranch in Idaho learning about raising sheep. (summary by David O) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B...
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by Max Schlesinger
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LibriVox recording of Saunterings In And About London by Max Schlesinger. (Translated by Otto von Wenckstern.) Read in English by David Wales A witty 1853 travelogue by a cultured German for his countrymen. “…for I did not write for an English public, nor did I ever pretend to popularity in England. The “SAUNTERINGS” were intended for the profit and amusement of my German countrymen; and I must say I was not a little pleased and surprised with the very flattering reception which my book...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, London, england, travelogue
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of Short Poetry Collection 133 by Various. Read in English by SuperCoconut; Glenn O'Brien; Arup Sen; Peter Deligdisch; Andrew K Waugh; Son of the Exiles; Malcolm Fisher; Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Shakira Searle; Willy; inflected; Fiddlesticks; Eunah Choi; Christopher Earnings; Phil Schempf; Ruth Golding This is a collection of 27 poems read by LibriVox volunteers for June 2014. This collection includes the following: All Things Bright and Beautiful , by Cecil F. Alexander A...
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by Cyrus Townsend Brady
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LibriVox recording of A Christmas When The West Was Young by Cyrus Townsend Brady. Read in English by David Wales Babies, new life, a bitter winter blizzard, death circling. How will it all end? (David Wales ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (20MB)
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Christmas, holiday, frontier, West
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LibriVox recording of There's Laughter in the Air! Radio's Top Comedians and Their Best Shows by Jack Gaver; Dave Stanley. Read in English by Maria Kasper; Bellona Times; Phil Chenevert; Larry Wilson; Kristin Gjerløw; Little Tee; ElleyKat; Jennifer Dorr; SteveToner; Arianne Stein. There's Laughter in the Air takes readers on a sidesplitting romp through the world of old-time radio comedy. It gives a brief history of the medium and brief but intimate accounts of some of the biggest acts from...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Old Time Radio, radio
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by Walter Stevens Herrington
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LibriVox recording of Pioneer Life Among The Loyalists In Upper Canada by Walter Stevens Herrington. Read in English by David Wales What became of the citizens who remained loyal to the Crown when the thirteen British colonies rebelled against England – and won! These Loyalists suffered discrimination and persecution in the nation aborning. Thousands of them left their homes for England; other thousands left for Canada and other British colonies. This book is about the Loyalists who settled...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, United States, Canada, Ontario, wilderness, revolutionary war, upper canada,...
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by William Henry Hudson
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LibriVox recording of Idle Days in Patagonia by William Henry Hudson. Read in English by Kevin W. Davidson. Hudson traveled to Patagonia to study the birds, but shortly upon arrival accidentally shot himself in the knee, requiring a lengthy period of idleness to recover, hence the title of the book. It's not just a work of ornithology, but a personal memoir of the people and natural history of Patagonia. (Summary by Kevin Davidson) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, travel, birds, ornithology, geography, South America
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by Theodore Bent; Mabel Bent
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LibriVox recording of Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent; Mabel Bent. Read in English by April Brown; katetastrophe; Phil Schempf; fshort; Ken Masters; Sienna; MaryAnn; Patrick Eaton; Nicholas James Bridgewater. Southern Arabia recounts a threatening four-month journey into North Eastern Ethiopia by the Bents. These brave travelers were the first to travel without disguise in a region where Westerners had formerly been fortunate to escape with their lives. (Summary by Woolly Bee) For further...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Arabia, Ethiopia, Arabian Peninsula, travel, geography, memoirs
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by Beth Ellis
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LibriVox recording of An English Girl's First Impressions of Burmah by Beth Ellis. Read in English by Carol Fullerton-Samsel. An English Girl's First Impressions of Burmah, by Beth Ellis, is a well-edited, turn-of-the-century journal documenting a young woman’s visit to Burma. The account documents her ocean voyage to Rangoon, and her stay in a small, jungle-embedded, European community in Remyo. The author, who travelled to Asia alone to visit her brother, is quick to laugh at her own...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, journal, diary, historical, British, Burma, myanmar, rangoon, remyo